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Nifty Handmade Knits

Updated on October 15, 2015
Handmade Cupcake Knitting Needles with "Citrus Sunrise" yarn
Handmade Cupcake Knitting Needles with "Citrus Sunrise" yarn | Source

Handmade Knits by Clever Crafters

The process of knitting is as popular today as it was in ancient times. The origin of this fiber art can be traced back to the 15th century where it is thought that shepherds tending their flocks were probably knitters, and traders knitted as they rode their donkeys while leading camel caravans east to India and west to Egypt.

Knitting is attributed to the Spaniards, but the Scots claim it and perhaps they came up with it independently. Knitting was man's work until the invention of the commercial knitting machine in England in 1589, then women became the hand-knitters.

Handicrafts created by knitting is the focus of this page, with examples of various knitting techniques and stitches displayed for your pleasure in beautifully handcrafted items created by clever crafters... many on Etsy!

Knitting

*The technique of Knitting turns thread or yarn into cloth and crafts by using consecutive loops (stitches) cast onto and held on a needle until another loop is passed through them. Single-pointed needles of aluminum, plastic, steel or wood are used in pairs to 'knit' back and forth in rows.

Shetland Lace Knitting
Shetland Lace Knitting | Source

Shetland Lace Knitting

An 'Ancient Art' still beautiful today!

Lace Knitting originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland early in the 19th century. Mrs. Jessie Scanlon visited the island to show the islanders a collection of fine Spanish lace. Inspired by its beauty, the inhabitants developed a technique of knitting lace fabric. The yarn was woven from the wool that grows around the sheep's neck and knitted on fine steel needles. This item was called a 'Ring Shawl'.

All the patterns have colorful names and represented objects the knitters saw around them, such as horseshoe, Cat's Paw and Bird's Eye. When complete, ring shawls measure about 6 x 6 feet, but weigh only three ounces. So 'gossamer-fine', the entire shawl can be drawn through a wedding ring - hence the name "Ring" shawl.

Traditionally, Ring Shawls were made as christening robes and also make beautiful winter wedding veils.

Knitted lace can also be used for lace edging for pillow cases and in circles for a table.

Patterns for Knitting Lace...

Wendy Knits Lace: Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistible Everyday Lace
Wendy Knits Lace: Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistible Everyday Lace

20 original patterns for gorgeous lace shawls, sweaters, hats, gloves and of course socks

 

*The basic knitting stitches are to 'knit' or to 'purl'. Patterns can be made by combining the two.

Garter Stitch

Garter Stitch Example
Garter Stitch Example | Source

Garter Stitch in Knitting - Every row is the same stitch!

The Garter Stitch in Knitting is the simplest of all knitting patterns. It is formed by working every row in the same stitch, either all knit or all purl. If you purl every row, the result is not as smooth or even a surface as knitted rows, so garter stitch usually means "to Knit each row". The end result looks like the example shown above.

Hand Knit Baby Dress in Garter Stitch
Hand Knit Baby Dress in Garter Stitch | Source

This Knitted Newborn Baby Dress in Pink

is Adorable in a Knitted Garter Stitch

Susanna, a fashion designer and knitter from Portugal, specializes in baby clothes like this Knitted Baby Dress in pink. She shares her lovely handknit baby clothes in her Etsy Shop Tender Blue.

Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette Stitch in Knitting
Stockinette Stitch in Knitting | Source

Stockinette Stitch in Knitting - Knit one row, purl one row

Stockinette-stitch fabric is very smooth and each column (called a "wale") resembles a stacked set of "V"'s. It is created by alternately knitting one row and purling the next. The knit side is usually called the 'right' side. If the pattern uses the purl side as the right side, it is then called a 'reversed' stockinette stitch.

Because this stitch is so smooth, it's the perfect knit stitch for socks.

Hand Knit Socks in acrylic wool yarn.
Hand Knit Socks in acrylic wool yarn. | Source

Stockinette Stitch...

Is great for hand-knit socks

The smoothness of the Stockinette stitch makes it perfect for hand knitted socks, as seen here in these socks for women.

Joy of Joyful Handknits creates the lovely handknits for her Etsy shop from her home in Lebanon, Oregon. In addition to these lovely socks, all knitted in the round with a combination of washable wool and Acrylic blend yarns, Joy, who has been knitting all her life, now also spins much of her own yarn and uses it to create beautiful Handspun Beanies and little girl ponchos.

Beginning Sock Knitting Book

Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series)
Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series)

One of the best sock knitting books to begin with for your first pair of knitted socks.

 

Seed or Moss Stitch

Moss Stitch Cowl
Moss Stitch Cowl | Source

Moss Stitch in Knitting - Also known as the 'Seed' Stitch

The 'Moss' or 'Seed' stitch in knitting is created by simply alternating between the knit and purl stitches. Along each row, the knitter 'knits one stitch, purls one stitch'. On the next row, the process is done in reverse - 'purl one, knit one'. This creates the pattern that looks like little 'seeds'. This stitch is easy enough for a beginner knitter. The knitted item produced is given a nice texture, as well as an attractive appearance. The 'seed' or 'moss' stitch works well for such items as knitted scarves, hats, and mittens, as well as wraps and throws and baby blankets!

Moss Stitch Beanie

Handmade Hat in Moss Stitch
Handmade Hat in Moss Stitch | Source

Hand-Knit Beanie Created in Moss (Seed) Knit Stitch

Hand-Knitted beanie and matching pom-pom created in moss stitch with Bamboo 80% & Wool 20% yarn.

This lovely hat is the creation of Judite of Brighton, England. Judite loves to create in bright colors. You can find this pretty hat and her other items in her Etsy Shop she calls Juream Box.




Basketweave Stitch

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Basket or Basketweave Stitch in Knitting - A Variation on the Moss (or Seed) Stitch

The Basket stitch is produced by Increasing multiples of the Knit 1, Purl 1 combination that creates the Moss (or Seed) stitch. In this stitch, you knit 4, purl 4 across the row, reversing the process ((P4, K4) in the next row on an alternating basis. In the Basketweave variation, knit and purl is done in multiples of 10 (K7, P3).

Basketweave Blanket

Baby blanket handknit in Basketweave Stitch
Baby blanket handknit in Basketweave Stitch | Source

Baby Blanket in Basketweave Stitch

This is a darling baby blanket which was handknit in the Basketweave knitting stitch by Vesna of Winston-Salem, NC. It is featured in her Etsy Shop called Baby Blankets and Etc.

Fisherman Knit

Hand knit traditional Irish fishermans sweater
Hand knit traditional Irish fishermans sweater

Fisherman Knit or Aran Knit - A Traditional Irish Knit

One of the traditional forms of knitting that is familiar to us is what is sometimes known as the 'Fisherman' Sweater, a bulky garment that has prominent cable patterns on the chest and is best known in it's cream-colored form. It is also known by the name Aran, taking it's name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.

The sweaters are distinguished by their use of complex textured stitch patterns, several of which are combined in the creation of a single garment. The sweater usually features 4-6 texture patterns that move down the sweater in columns from top to bottom. Usually, the patterns are symmetrical to a center axis extending down the center of the front and back panel and usually extend down the sleeves as well. The same textured knitting is also used to make socks, hats, vests and even skirts.

Some stitch patterns have a traditional interpretation, often of religious significance. The honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee. The cable, an integral part of the fisherman's daily life, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing. The diamond is a wish of success, wealth and treasure. The basket stitch represents the fisherman's basket, a hope for a plentiful catch.

*Reference used for some of this information is from the Aran Sweater article on Wikipedia.

Fisherman Knit Sweater

Fisherman Knit Aran Sweater
Fisherman Knit Aran Sweater | Source

Lovely example of a traditional Fisherman Knit Sweater

This "Fisherman" hand knit Classic Aran Sweater is available to order through the Etsy shop of Galia, who lives in Bulgaria. Etsy is truly an International site filled with talented crafty people!.

Galia's Etsy shop Dimana features hand knitted infinity scarf necklaces, fingerless gloves, mens & womens classic scarves, custom sweater / cardigan ..., including this beautiful Fisherman Knit sweater!

Horseshoe Cable Fingerless Knit Gloves
Horseshoe Cable Fingerless Knit Gloves | Source

Horseshoe Cable Knit Stitch

An example of one of the many variations of the Cable Stitch

The Fisherman cable stitch is not the only cable stitch in knitting. This one is called the Horseshoe Cable stitch and is used by Glenda, a talented knitter from Vancouver Island, Canada, in this lovely pair of fingerless gloves.

Check out all of Glenda's lovely knitted hats, gloves, mittens and head bands in her Etsy Shop aronsnthings.

More Knitted Examples:

A variety of decorative patterns in knitting created by combining the basic Knit (K) and Purl (P) stitches

Bobble Stitch

Bobble Stitch Afghan
Bobble Stitch Afghan | Source

Knitted 'Bobble' Stitch - Produces a Textured Fabric

A bobble is a localized set of stitches forming a raised bump. The bumps are usually arranged in a regular geometrical pattern (like a hexagonal grid). The basic idea of a bobble is to increase into a single stitch, knit a few short rows, then decrease back to a single stitch.

They may also be arranged in a figurative pattern, for instance, to represent apples on a knitted tree.

Bobble Stitch Afghan Pattern
Bobble Stitch Afghan Pattern | Source

Bobble Stitch Afghan Pattern

This pattern is for a lovely Bobble stitch afghan to knit in this interesting stitch. The pattern has a combination of a Bobble stitch and squares to make an attractive and warm afghan, the perfect accessory for winter.

This pattern can be found in the Etsy Shop of Pearl Shore Cat, a California based vintage pattern shop.



What you can do with Knitting!

Besides using intricate stitch patterns to create beautiful knitted items, any combination of knitted stitches produces a wonderful handknit item.

Come see some really CUTE knitted toys, animals and dolls!

Knitted Toy Mouse
Knitted Toy Mouse | Source

An Adorable Knitted Animal...

This adorable knitted toy is the cutest little knit mouse. It measures 6 inches long, 4 inches tall and 10 inches wide with embroidered eyes and nose. A soft yarn toy for the delight of children everywhere.

Knit mouse was created by Jackie of Topeka, KS and can be found in her Etsy Shop she calls Floss Flowers and Crafts.

Bluebell, a knitted doll
Bluebell, a knitted doll | Source

Knitted Dolls are so Appealing!

This darling knitted doll is one of a variety of knitted creations in the Etsy shop of Morag of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Morag has been knitting since age 4 and now that she's a 'Granny' she likes to invent knitted toys, from characters in books to dolls in team uniforms.

Featured here is an example of one of her knitted dolls she calls 'Bluebell'. Check out all her darling dolls & toys, baby booties & hats & sweaters in her shop she calls grannyknits.

Store bought dolls look great in hand-knit clothes. Darling doll clothes found on Etsy.

Knit sweater for 18" American Girl doll.
Knit sweater for 18" American Girl doll. | Source

And of course...

We love to find Knitted Doll Clothes!

From the popular American Girl Doll to petite Barbie and Blyth dolls, little girls love doll clothes to dress up their toy dolls. There is a wide variety of Etsy knitters who lovingly handknit these doll clothes.

One of my favorite examples is this darling knitted doll sweater set from the Etsy Shop Love2KnitDollClothes. The shop belongs to Barb from Wisconsin and is filled with hand-knit doll clothes for Barbie, Ken, Skipper and American Girl.

Newborn Knitted Dress
Newborn Knitted Dress | Source

Handknit Dresses for Little Girls

Lovely handknit clothes aren't just for dolls -- real life little girls love to dress up in pretty handknitted dresses!

This beautiful baby girl knitted dress is perfect for your darling little girl. It can be found in the Etsy Shop of Needle and Line.

Free Knitted Elf Pattern

Tiny Knitted Elf
Tiny Knitted Elf

Tiny Elf - Free Pattern! - Created by Spud & Chloe

This knitted elf was created by Spud & Chloe. The free pattern can be found on their blog Spud & Chloe - Sweet Yarns for Real Life. Thank you to Spud & Chloe for sharing this delightful pattern. (Since I'm an 'Elf', I couldn't resist sharing this pattern). :-)

Knitting Pattern Books on Amazon

From "Amigurumi Animals"...

Amigurumi Animals
Amigurumi Animals | Source

... to a plush toy Zebra

Hand Knit Zebra in Plush
Hand Knit Zebra in Plush | Source

Knitters Love to Apply their Craft!

World Wide Knit In Public Day
World Wide Knit In Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Takes Place the Second Saturday of June each year. The next one will be on June 11, 2016

World Wide Knit In Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world.

Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers

Keep track of upcoming events for Knit in Public Day.

Thanks for Looking Through . . .

Our Collection of Nifty Handmade Knits

Hope you enjoyed your trip through this collection of delightful hand-knit items by some of Etsy's talented knitters, showing off the various styles and pattern stitches knitters love to use. I will continue to search for more unique & outstanding knitting examples for your viewing pleasure, so come back again to see what's new.

© 2011 Wednesday-Elf

Knit One, Purl Two --- - Or just leave a crafty comment... :-)

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I feel the same way, Margaret, about all the outfits my talented seamstress grandmother made for me, although I never got the 'sewing bug' myself (crochet ended up being MY thing...LOL).

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      What a terrific introduction to knitted handicrafts, Miss Elf! Gorgeous examples, too. My mom was a very talented knitter, too, as is my sister. I didn't get the knitting bug (jewelry making is more my thing), but I treasure the knitted garments my mother made for me.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Of course you love the Mouse, my Sylvestermouse friend! :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Just here to check out the new features! Now, you know I love that blue mouse!!! They are all beautiful.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Sylvestermouse, I SO admire the work of these talented knitters.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Brite-Ideas, I think the memories are the best part of handmade knits (and crochet and quilting). Knowing someone handmade you something with lots of love means so much.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks, BuckHawkcenter. I crochet my plush animals, but would love to try knitting one. A friend in England once sent me an adorable knitting pattern booklet filled with darling animal patterns. Am going to have to put down my crochet hook and pick up the knitting needles again and give them a try.

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      BuckHawkcenter 2 years ago

      OOO, I love that Bobble Stitch Afghan! I love knitting, but I've never tried to make animals - mostly sweaters and blankets. The little animals you featured are charming!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      absolutely gorgeous work on here - my fave stitch is the bobble stitch on the blanket - looking at all your pages has me wanting to pick up my crochet needle - but I must say, if I do that my internet work will be ignored! so I'll hold off - I have so many beautiful handmade knitted and crocheted items in my home from family; grandmothers, aunts and even things I've made. They each hold a memory.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Wow! I used to love to knit, but it has been a few years since I have picked up my needles. Never the less, I was never as accomplished as the knitters you have featured here today. Beautiful work indeed!

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      seahorse60 3 years ago

      I'm a very basic knitter and love the lace knitting but don't think I'll ever have the skill or patience to master it! Thanks for an interesting read and some great ideas for future projects :)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      All of these are wonderful - love the sweaters

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @marsha32: I haven't knit in many years, Marsha. I stick with crochet, but I DO admire people who can make lovely knitted handicrafts. Thanks for stopping by.

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      marsha32 3 years ago

      Knitting is not my forte. I do have a knitted scarf in my etsy shop and plan to make more once the season is rolling around. Simple and easy, and as far as my knitting will go for listings :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @kimberlyschimmel: I bet your cabled Aran afghans are gorgeous. A special memory of hubby's grandmother. Wish I could see your afghans! :)

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 3 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I have some beautiful cabled Aran afghans made by my husband's grandmother. I prefer color work, but appreciate the effort she put into all those twists and cables.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @DeborahDian: I crochet too, Deborah, and don't knit, but I admire many of my fellow crafters who DO knit on Etsy. Thanks for stopping by. Fun to see creations by our fellow crafty people. :)

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I crochet, rather than knit, but I love the items you show here!

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I really wish I had better luck learning how to knit. I tried it several years ago - but just couldn't get the hang of it.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      There are so many beautiful things that can be made by knitting. I'm very impressed by all of these.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I've never heard of lace knitting, but it is gorgeous! You are so talented.

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      acreativethinker 4 years ago

      Love knitting and this is a lovely lens. Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

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      butternyk 4 years ago

      my mom had a great collection. love them all the time

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Nice lens and beautiful patterns. Thanks!

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      azamkhan760 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      The llama is so cute! I admire people who can knit!

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      AshleysCorner 4 years ago

      Wow, such a beautiful selection! WHat great gifts they would make!

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I wish I had room for all the cute amigurumi animals out there. LOL

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      Nothing beats a handmade gift. It has something to do with all the love that's knit into it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      handmade part are all appreciated

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations for being on the front page of Squidoo with this great Knitting lens

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Tiny Elf is truly awesome. I love it so much

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Really sweet - I always love handmade gifts.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Amazing hand work, love your lense!

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      lshields lm 4 years ago

      never learn to knit, I do love to crochet, will get around to kniting one day, great lens, inspiring me to start learning.

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      HairBowHanna 4 years ago

      Beautiful creations! I'm salivating here. Nice lens

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      Eleni Bat 4 years ago from Greece

      My granma was a master knitter. We still have her treasures ofcourse. I know the basics, so do all of my young nieces!

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      entetrix 4 years ago

      I love the knitted elf

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      marshagil23 4 years ago

      love the socks, specially with this cold weather

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      Bob 4 years ago from Kansas City

      This is an awesome article... very well done.

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      knit one, purl two, we can learn it too. When I teach children to knit, they are so enthusiastic, they spend all their free time on knitting!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the visual tour!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You just reminded me how much I love the moss stitch

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      Sue Dixon 4 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      As a knitaholic I've loved this lens! Blessed!

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      Very nice lens! Love the knitted lama! :)

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I just had to have a look at this. I'm in the process of opening my own Etsy Shop. I have oddles of baby knit items and I've just put the finishing touch to a baby romper set for a 6 month old boy or girl. Very unique! I love knitting! This lens just gave me another bump to get my store up and running. Thank you!

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      triciaerics22 4 years ago

      I into crafts and the pictures are really very attractive. Especially the baby dresses, are very cute.

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      Jenn Dixon 4 years ago from PA

      As a knitter, I love this lens!

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      mysweetjane lm 4 years ago

      Love this lens! It's nice seeing all the different types of knitting styles on the one page

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      I can knit scarves, but I admire others who can take it to the next levels and actually make sweaters, socks and such.

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      I can knit scarves, but I admire others who can take it to the next levels and actually make sweaters, socks and such.

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      babynstar 4 years ago

      So beautiful, I love handmade knitting

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I haven't knitted for ages but I should try again, I used to enjoy it!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      This was delightful. I treasure handmade gifts and am always in awe of knitters. Thank goodness for Etsy.

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      pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      loved this lens.. those handmade knits are really awesome

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Handknit items are so special.

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      ara-bella 4 years ago

      I wish I had the time to learn knitting. For now I'm in needle felting but still not enough time :)

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      morgaann 4 years ago

      nice information for us

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      Aquamarine18 4 years ago

      Great patterns. I love knitting and spend most winter evenings on some project or other

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      EpicFarms 4 years ago

      I think my virus protection program ate my comment (it gets a little overzealous about things sometimes ;o) Not a knitter, but I am definitely a crocheting fanatic. I love the little animals - particularly that adorable little bunny - they're on my one day list to crochet. Beautiful yarn in your intro photo, by the way; I've always wanted to try the hand-spun/hand-dyed yarns, but they are WAY above my paltry pay grade *laugh*. Nice lens!

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info! The knitted toys are so cute! I used to knit a lot. Now, not so much not enough time.

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      AllWeddingSpeeches 4 years ago

      love these knitting patterns.. My mum is an expert of these things.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Love all of these oh so pretty knitted things. Thanks for sharing. Great lens blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      I love knitting in Summer time!

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these ideas on Nifty Handmade Knits.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Beautiful knitted things on this page. Now I want to learn how to knit. :)

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      dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      Love the zebra!!!

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      jadapotata 4 years ago

      Great lens! Makes me want to start knitting ...

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      games_rush 4 years ago

      My mom just gave me a knitted scarf. It was so lovely, i remember it upon reading your lens..:)

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      BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

      I'm in awe. The only successful knitted item I ever made was a 2-color school scarf. Maybe I'll fish out my crochet hooks...

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      ronnievi 4 years ago

      Gosh, it's a long time since I heard the term, garter stitch & stockingette stitch! What is it about autumn that brings out the knitting I wonder.

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      Essentially Ind 4 years ago

      wowwwwww, lovely knitted handicrafts. Too beautiful and attracting............:)

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      Loved this lens. I used to be a knitting fiend. Just been inspired again. Thanks for sharing.

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      PamperedPen 4 years ago

      Isn't knitting loads of fun! Great lens on the various knitting stitches and techniques.

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      LilyBird 4 years ago

      Picking up my knitting needles now! Great lens! Thank you.

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      Very nice. I knit once in a while.

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing some great ideas, I'll be trying some out when I find the time!

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      dealnation 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      dealnation 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Psycho Free Zone 4 years ago from USA

      I've not yet tried to learn to knit.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have always been intrested in knitting .

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      TopDigitalMarke 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! My mom taught be how to knit a while ago, but she just taught me the basics. One day I'll have to try this out again :)

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      nicey 4 years ago

      Fantastic! I really love to do this complex knitting. I do have the needle.When I knit into a flat shape I don't know how to turn it into a cap or purse shape.

      I need someone to teach me.

      Thanks for the information and keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice Lens

      love to see this

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      These are super cool! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Freestuffer LM 4 years ago

      Cool lens! Thanks for sharing

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      I once knitted an Aran sweater ( a labour of love) and it was so big for me I had to give it to my brother-in-law. Needless to say I didn't ever knit another one! Did you realise that the reason for the complex patterns on Aran sweaters was so that, if the fishermen were lost at sea, they would be indentifiable by them?

      Aboslutely delightful lens.

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      ryokomayuka 4 years ago from USA

      I love knitting and have been going so since I was twelve. I recently started on a project with hard stitches. Great Len

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      octopen 4 years ago

      Lovely lens, great info on knitting. Beautiful stuff you have created.

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      BonnieSmith 4 years ago

      I love knit too. I have knited a pair of strawberry baby shoes to my little sister. It's so cute.

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      I love the amigurumi. I haven't tried knit ones yet, but it's on my list of things to do.

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      Back for a blessing here on this super snuggly knitting lens!

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Lovely lens!

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Very cool Lens; thanks for sharing.

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      missmary1960 4 years ago

      love this lens

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I wish I could knit as beautifully as you do. Very nice work.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      MariaMontgomery 4 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Just back again for another visit. I love to knit, too. If you have time, please check out my knitting lenses.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So interesting! And thank you so uch